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Located 50 km ( 31 miles ) south of Corinth and 115 km ( 71 miles ) southwest of Athens. The ancient Acropolis of Mycenae can be found in the north-east part of Peloponnisos in Argolis.
The German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann began to excavate at MYCENAE in 1874.
People settled here as long ago as 3000 B.C. Mycenae lays between two protective mountains and is a superb natural citadel. The site overlooks one of the richest plains in Greece.
Be sure to see the Citadel, Lions Gate, Grave Circle A and the Treasury of Atreus (Tomb of Agamemnon)
Constructed circa 1250 B.C. Four monolithic blocks of conglomerate ( Almond Stone ) form the two jambs, the lintel and... more travel advice
You enter the Citadel passing under the massive LIONS GATE,whose two lions (with their heads missing ) probably... more travel advice
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